Thorco Opens with a Roar

January 28th 2016, Thorco kicked off the opening of their Spanish office with a rather unusual party at no less than the grandiose location of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu – a party about much more than shipping with an important message to the market.

January 4th 2016, Thorco Shipping officially opened up its Spanish office in Madrid. To celebrate the opening Thorco chose to do something very different. January 28, Thorco thus threw a huge cocktail party at
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, one of the world's most famous and prestigious football venues, hosting Real Madrid C.F., European Cup finals, Champions League and now also Thorco.
The night was, however, not just about shipping and it was especially not another occasion to discuss the market conditions as Thomas Mikkelsen, CEO and Partner Thorco, made clear in his opening speech. “I don´t need to bother anybody tonight with the market conditions, outlook and other discouraging commentaries. Instead let’s all celebrate what we have done and what we as business friends and partners can do in the future. We need friends and good partners more than ever to sail through this market. Therefore, let’s forget shipping for some hours and instead spend some good hours together,” he said.

A Footballastic Evening
It was a fantastic evening with more than 200 people attending enjoying each other’s company and delicious food. The night also included a visit down to the field for group photos and to experience the remarkable surroundings up close.
However, what does football really has to do with Thorco? Actually quite a lot. In Thorco people are very fond of football and by being a part of the global conglomerate THORNICO, Thorco is related to and very close with the world known sports and football brand hummel. Therefore, in line with the theme and venue of the night, Thorco had also prepared a competition with some great prices for their guests; a couple of the most iconic Danish National Football Team jerseys from 1986 by hummel - and as the main price a vintage hummel Real Madrid C.F. jersey from 1988, signed by no less than the former Real Madrid C.F. and National Team player Emilio Butragueño.

An Important Market
Over the years, Thorco has grown in both size and fleet. Thorco Shipping has 17 offices worldwide and Spain has also become a very important market to Thorco. ”To further support this growth and likewise stay committed to provide prompt and proper attention to our valued clients within the local markets we serve, we thus chose to open an office in Madrid,” says Thomas Mikkelsen, CEO & Partner Thorco. The Spanish office will be run by Alvaro Gonzalez and Jorge Pla Peralonso in charge of chartering and Ignacio Urbieta of operations.

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